Brahmas sign Ryan Hand
6th year defenseman adds enforcement capabilities
The Texas Brahmas have signed defenseman Ryan Hand to the 2011-12 roster according to Pointstreak. This comes as no surprise to Brahmas fans who have seen Hand at NYTEX over the past week or so. Hand was waived by the Allen Americans on November 4th.
Hand has played for three other CHL teams including the Laredo Bucks and Rapid City Rush (2008-09) and the Wichita Thunder (2010-11). Last season was split between the Thunder and the Huntsville Havoc (SPHL). Hand also spent time with the Reading Royals and Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) during the 2009-10 season.
Hand will fill the enforcement role Brahmas fans have been looking for and is a really nice guy. The 6' 1", 180 pound native of Ottawa, Ontario has historically been used as a situational player but is fully capable of filling a regular position on the blue line as needed.
Hand is expected to be on tonight's roster.
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